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June Beehive Inspections

A quick look at the hives in the front apiary on the homestead. The weather was less than ideal, but I needed to get the inspection done. The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy were on the way.

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2 Minute Tip: Swiffer Pad Hive Beetle Traps

I got a request in a comment on a YouTube video asking how to use Swiffer pads or paper towels for hive beetle control in a hive.  I put together a quick Two Minute Tip showing how to install them. … Continue reading

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Hive Beetle Infestation

So, the hives in the back apiary are infested…. badly. The good news is that the front apiary is looking strong. I reworked the hives in the back, essentially replacing everything in an attempt to save those two.

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The Queen is Dead!

Another dead queen in the hive. She never made it out of the cage. It’s a sad day.  

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Requeening a Beehive, and a Dead Queen Honeybee

As you know, I somehow managed to go queenless in two hives in the rear apiary. After talking to several folks around here, several somehow went queenless this spring. Not sure what caused it, but either way, I had to … Continue reading

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Bee Parts on the Bee Hive

So I went out to watch the bees and do a little clean up from having moved some equipment recently. When I got there, I found an unexpected sight… bee parts on the hive. I was cutting it close to … Continue reading

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Winter Syrup Feeding

So I went out to check the bees. The weather here has been wild, to say the least. Temps go from the mid seventies one day to the mid forties the next. I figured the bees would be running through … Continue reading

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Bee Smoker Issues-Replacing the Grate

Bee smokers are a Beekeeper’s best friend, unless you are so busy being frustrated that it won’t stay lit. Apparently at some point, I managed to lose the grate in the bottom of my smoker. I knew it was gone, … Continue reading

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